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The 64%

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Worth as high as $80 million, the Queen of Soul died intestate. In short, she never got around to putting together a will or trust. Shocking, right? Not quite. According to Forbes, Aretha is joined by a whopping 64% of Americans who have no will.

Many Americans put off estate planning as something they will eventually …

Don’t Leave a Mess: How to Avoid Disputes When You Aren’t There to Settle Them

Don’t Leave a Mess: How to Avoid Disputes When You Aren’t There to Settle Them

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Whether you die a prince or a pauper, disputes can arise among those left behind.  Conflicts between your children from a prior marriage and your current spouse; arguments among your kids; disputes between your executor and your beneficiaries – all of these can happen and often do.

In the event you die with no estate plan, …

Last Will and Testament and a Court Gavel

What is probate?

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Probate is the process of overseeing the administration of a decedent’s estate. Learn more about this process and when it’s necessary in this article.

Rodney & Susan Echelberry, Fostoria, Ohio

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We thought having a will was enough, but then we heard others tell about the “Probate Nightmare”.  We now feel confident that we have helped our children upon our passing.

 

What is the difference between trust administration and probate?

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What can you do if your family is fighting over an estate?

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After a death, do you need to File a Tax Return?

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What is the probate process and how much does it cost?

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Carl Wren Jr., Bellefontaine, Ohio

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We visited with three lawyers before we decided on AlerStallings. Liz was very patient with all my Dad’s questions.  We are pleased with the results.

Michael & Sally Elsea, Findlay,OH

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Every time we called Dad’s attorney with a question, we had to pay. Not with AlerStallings. That’s makes them unique.